Art, Design, Graphics & Photography Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

If you are interested in exploring the world of Art and Design, you will gain experience of the materials, methods and processes of an artist or designer. By completing this UAL approved qualification you will gain technical and theoretical skills in drawing, printmaking, painting, graphics, photography and 3D. With more emphasis on art and design history, art experimentation and how to train and work in the industry, this course will help you start your creative journey.

Course Requirements

You will need four GCSEs at 3 including English or Level 1 qualification in Art and Design at merit or a related vocational area. You will be asked to attend a skills and screening workshop and attend an interview with a portfolio of work, related work experience or other Level 1 or 2 qualifications.

Course Skills & Benefits

This course will help you to develop a range of different artistic skills, which will help you decide which direction you would like to consider as a future career. From this course, you will be able to progress onto a number of different Creative Industry qualifications at Level 3 - subject to entry requirements.

Mandatory Units

Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art & design
Introduction to contextual research in art & design
Introduction to drawing skills
Introduction to communication skills in art & design
Solving 2D creative problems
Solving 3D creative problems
Solving time-based problems
Developing and producing a personal project in art & design


Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design or other Creative qualifications at Level 3.

Course Assessment

Units 1 - 8 of the Diploma in Art & Design will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time